Every time I pick up a Turkish Cypriot newspaper, I can’t help but stare at the pictures of the traffic accidents which blight our roads every day. Cars smashed to resemble accordions, headlines screaming of injuries and fatalities, pictures of families in tears at the loss of loved ones…
Source: It wasn’t my fault, officer, it was my selfie! – InCyprus
Police figures have shown that half the people to have died in road fatalities this year were riding on a motorcycle.
Source: Motorcyclists at risk on Cyprus’ roads – InCyprus
CYPRUS had the highest increase in road deaths among all EU countries between 2014 and 2015, a 27 per cent rise, according to a report published by the European Commission. A total of 66 people died on Cyprus roads last year compared with 52 in 2014 and 73 in 2010. Finland was second with a […]
Source: Road deaths in Cyprus up 27% last year – Cyprus Mail Cyprus Mail
Minister of Justice and Public Order: Of particular importance to amend the Penal Code for causing death due to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or due to excessive speed
The proposal Law on the Criminal Code for creation of statutory offense of causing death due to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and speeding, which he had put on his tenure as MP and redeposited by the Parliamentary Committee on Legal discussed today the Minister of Justice and Public Order Mr. Ionas Nicolaou, before the Parliamentary Committee on Legal Affairs. Mr. Nicholas stressed that instead of demanding to be cumulative having two root causes driving, recommended the configuration that causes the offense to be fulfilled alternatively where the main cause of the deadly rolling caused either due to excessive speed or due to overuse alcohol or drugs.
Speaking after the debate, Mr. Nicholas said: “I expressed my views on the proposal, which remain the same as when we tabled as a Member. This is extremely important subject. The proposal was drawn up then a result of a tragic automobile accident, when a young person who while he was on the sidewalk, passing driver speeding, and under the influence of alcohol deprived life. Since then, unfortunately, there were other similar incidents, the last of the fatal accident that occurred recently in Limassol, where also guide driving too fast under the influence of alcohol and after drug use, deprived life of a young, of which vehicle was stopped at the traffic lights. In view of these circumstances and the drivers behavior experiences, taking up my duties as Minister, judged as the law proposal changed that, instead of demanding to be cumulative, the existence of two major traffic accidents causing causes, ie the influence of alcohol or drugs and speeding, be configured to the offense be imposed in cases where the main causes there are disjunctive. That is, the punishment for the offense of statutory manslaughter with imprisonment up to 10 years, where it is found that the main cause of the deadly accident was either excessive speed or excessive use of alcohol or drug use. Continue reading Minister advocates law change for death crashes